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Kyocera Duracore, Black (Sprint)
 
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Kyocera Duracore, Black (Sprint)

by Kyocera See the Amazon Page for this brand
1.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.9 inches, 2 inches, 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 4.48 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2 x 0.9 inches ; 4.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0068Q8J80
  • Item model number: Duracore
  • Average Customer Review: 1.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,631 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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Combining military-grade toughness and a rugged Dura-Grip exterior with push-to-talk ease and fast 3G speeds, the Kyocera DuraCore for Sprint can keep up with you while at work or play. You'll be able to instantly communicate with coworkers and others quickly and easily with just the push of a button. And with the Sprint Direct Connect portfolio of push-to-talk services, you'll be able to quickly get more done.



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Kyocera Duracore
At a Glance:

  • 3G/PTT connectivity

  • Military compliance for dust, shock and vibration

  • Dual screens

  • 256 MB memory

  • GPS navigation

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Mobile e-mail
At a Glance


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Ready for the toughest conditions, the DuraCore is designed to meet Military Standard 810G for dust, shock, vibration, and temperature extremes. With the non-slip rubber Dura-Grip surface, Kyocera DuraCore is right at home on construction sites, security beats, and delivery routes--anywhere you need or want to be. It has a robust, bi-directional speakerphone, large font option for menus, and support for Bluetooth capable barcode scanners. This non-camera phone is also ideal for jobs where cameras are prohibited.

An internal 2-inch color screen is complemented by an external monochrome screen that displays current time, incoming calls, battery strength, and more. Other features include Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, 2.5mm jack for optional headsets, mobile web browser, GPS for navigation and location-based tools, microUSB port, hearing aid compatibility (M4/T4), and up to 8.1 hours of talk time.

Vital Statistics

The Kyocera Duracore weighs 5.1 ounces and measures 4 x 2.1 x 1 inches. Its 1360 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8.1 hours of talk time. It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.

What's in the Box
Kyocera Duracore handset, rechargeable battery, charger, documentation kit




Sprint Direct Connect

Powered by Sprint's CDMA network, Sprint Direct Connect delivers push-to-talk (PTT) service with faster data speeds and improved in-building coverage. With Sprint Direct Connect, you'll enjoy instant, one-to-one PTT communication nationwide with any other Direct Connect subscriber--ideal for quick conversations with families, friends, and co-workers. In addition to PTT functionality, Sprint Direct Connect also offers the following features:

  • Call Alert with Text. Send an audio alert with an optional text message to let another Direct Connect subscriber know you are trying to reach them and why.
  • Group Connect. Communicate with up to 20 other Sprint Direct Connect subscribers all at once--nationwide, at the push of one button. (Group Connect participants must also have a Direct Connect capable Sprint device with the Group Connect feature.)
  • TeamDC. Communicate with up to 200 other Sprint Direct Connect subscribers at the same time nationwide. (All TeamDC participants must also have a Direct Connect capable Sprint device with the TeamDC feature.)
  • NextMail. Send a recorded message to any e-mail worldwide or mobile handset via text message by using the Direct Connect button.
  • Availability Notification. Request the availability status of another push-to-talk member and, if they are busy, request a notification when they are free.

Sprint Services

Broadband-like 3G network: Supporting the EV-DO Rev. A high-speed data standard, this phone enables you to download and stream high-quality video, straight onto your phone. Where coverage is available, EV-DO Rev. A connectivity provides average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps, with peak rates up to 2 Mbps.

TeleNav GPS Navigator: With TeleNav GPS Navigator, you will never need to print out directions again. As you drive, TeleNav GPS Navigator will give you all the information you need, such as the current street, the next turn to take, the distance remaining before your next turn, and more. Along the way, turn-by-turn directions will be announced in a clear voice and displayed on your phone. For example, TeleNav GPS Navigator will say, "Go 1.2 miles and turn right on Elm Street." As you approach the turn, you will hear, "Turn right on Elm Street." It also provides proactive traffic alerts with one click re-routing. And it's easy to find restaurants, banks, cafes, hotels and more from over 10 million points of interest across the U.S.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), also known as CMAS, is a part of a national alerting system called IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System) that enables emergency management officials to rapidly disseminate the warnings and safety information via text alerts to wireless phones based on the phones’ geographic location. The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is responsible for receiving the alerting information and forwarding the alerts to participating wireless carriers such as Sprint. Such alerts may come from the President of the United States; the National Weather Service, state or county public safety officials. This system is integrated into the same national alerting services that serve television and radio today.



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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars kyocera dura xt August 24, 2012
I only gave this product one star because zero wasn't an option. Similar to the other review, we couldn't wait for our company to phase out the old motorola nextels because quite frankly, they had taken a beating and recently we were having trouble getting a signal around the Detroit area where we work because of some "cell tower changeovers". As truck drivers, we rely heavily on the push to talk feature to communicate with one another, and the new kyocera phones were received readily. We began our day at 5:30 AM, and by around 8 AM all drivers were frustrated and angry with the reception and the "coffee can" sound quality of these new devices. The sound quality was extremely poor and the signal rarely came through without being choppy or outright static filled. If our company's intent was to eliminate communication among the drivers, then mission accomplished. I no longer can bear to talk on it more than what is absolutely necessary! In fairness to kyocera, I'm not sure if Sprint just needs to get their act together on the cell towers or Kyocera just made a lousy phone. All I can say, is I would enter any kind of agreement cautiously, or on a trial basis.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars STAY AWAY FROM THIS PHONE July 24, 2012
The most poorly designed consumer product of any kind that I have ever seen. The buttons on the exterior of the phone have such a light touch that they can be actuated by brushing the phone lightly or sitting down with the
phone in the belt holder. The belt holder has a unique protusion that gouges into your side when you set down. When you go to answer a call it is near impossible to get the phone out of the holder and flip it open without
actuation of one of the exterior buttons and either cutting off the call or switching modes. It seems to be something new everyday. You are either out of service area, in direct connet mode, in voice recognition mode etc. without any knowledge of how you got there. The Sprint service is also a joke. I am not alone in my oponion of this TOTALLY WORTHLESS PIECE OF JUNK. Mine is a company phone and hundreds of them were handed out to the employees of my company and everyone is complaining.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars USELESS October 5, 2012
By florin
Oct. 5, 2012: This phone is useless. Calls often go directly to voice mail and reception is poor. Sometimes I have 5 bars, other times one bar...in the same room!!! Even though this phone has extremely negative reviews everywhere, Sprint is still selling the phone. I want to upgrade to the iPhone 4s or the Samsung Galaxy 3 but friends have told me that, although the phones are great, Sprint's network is so limited that the phones cannot function to their potential. I'm afraid that with Verizon's expanding network, Sprint may just opt out altogether.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars RADIO IS USELESS Phone part not too bad December 16, 2012
By LOUPCI
Sprint sent me these for free I was a Nextel customer for 14 yrs. I would only take them with no contract they agreed. I couldn't keep my same plans of course it ended up being more. Free incoming 400 was history no longer avail how convenient for them. I am in Miami and they started turning off the Nextel towers here as they say they will do by mid 2013 it would completely off. . My Motorola Nextel's were awesome radio worked every time. I would of kept them forever except I was getting no service even inside the Sprint store. Shutting off towers in Miami. The new Sprint phones I received the radio doesn't work. 99 out of 100 it may go through. I called customer service they said that's the way it works we know about the problem and are working on it. Error 300 error 3000 error error error bla bla bla and it's not your phone. The only reason I stayed with Sprint was cause of the radio. I have read before also on reviews and the worse thing is the PTT Push to talk button is THE WORST! It's so so light to the touch it engages it constantly just by holding the phone. Kyrocera is no MOTOROLA they know how to make a two way radio. All my other Motorola Nextel you had to mash the button somewhat. This one you just brush it and your on the radio mode doesn't matter it doesn't work anyway did I say the radio doesn't work yet? The only good thing about the phone is how loud the speaker is other then that nothing. The radio is useless did did I say they already? Basically SUCKS! As for the phone I don't really have and complaints. For a phone it's ok as for a radio its crap. ATT is supposed to have some type of radio also. I have never seen one. Of course it all cost more. As for the Sprint phone service in Miami is works well. Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sprint should be waiting for a lawsuit August 25, 2013
okay seriously how does sprint even offer a direct connect phone and advertise how great it is, and have no phones that work in our are. We area in Minneapolis MN, have been using direct connect for at least 10 years. No problems until Sprint took over Nextel. Now it does not even work and we get no help from our sales rep. I am trying to figure out how to get out of this contract without a lawsuit. I am so furious, not only does the two way not work, but I am dropping calls all the time and so are my employees. So costing us customers. Time to raise some He double tooth picks.
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